Category: Little Women

Surprising: “Little Women” Is A Great Adaptation Of The Book

What is the Little Women Film?

There had been lots of period drama and coming of age film that came out, and Little Women is one of those whom you should never fail to see. It reached the top of the box office, garnered over a hundred million gross income worldwide, and was nominated in selected categories in the 92nd Academy Awards, 77th Golden Globe Awards, and 73rd British Academy Film Awards.

The film was directed and written by Greta Gerwig. Famous film stars like Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Meryl Streep are in this movie. It was released last December 7, 2019, in theatres.

A great adaptation from a book

The film was actually the seventh adaptation of the Little Women novel written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868. The movie centers its focus on the four March sisters, namely, Meg, Amy, Beth, and Jo. Based on its original novel source, the film focuses on their life passing from childhood until they reached womanhood. Jo, one of the sisters, is an author, where the story also focuses on her and her three sisters.

Because the story centres on their life’s event from childhood to maturity, most scholars would classify this novel as semi-autobiographical or autobiographical creation.

There had been lots of adaptations in the past since the latter was the seventh. In the United States, there were already four adaptations made between 1950 and 1979 for television. But actually, there were already several adaptations from late 1910 up to the ’50s. It seems that every decade, it has been most loved by audiences as different generations of stars portrayed the role of the four March sisters.

Who are these Little Women?

For those who have read the book, you will understand why the writer gave this title. As mentioned earlier, the novel is a semi-autobiography that follows the life of these for young women from childhood to adulthood, little when they are children and women when they are adults.

The youngest of the four sisters is Amy, who is portrayed by Florence Pugh. Jo was portrayed by Saoirse Ronan, and Beth, the third-oldest sister, was portrayed by Eliza Scanlen. Emma Watson portrayed the role of Meg, the eldest March sister. She helps out with the finances of the family by working as a governess.